The Pretender Creators

The Pretender Creators

We love to entertain – been doing it our whole lives – and for the past 30 years have made it our passion, our career path.

Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle created,co-wrote and produced the Pretender. Nearly 20 years later they have also written 2 Pretender books, Rebirth and Saving Luke.

Steven and Craig at SCAD Atlanta on February 7, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Pretender Lives

For us, many of these bio things come off as self-serving smoke blown up the skirts of the artists whose names are atop the page. They usually entail the what we have done – the accomplishments, awards, blah, blah, blah (and yes, we’ve put that in here too, ‘cause we are proud of it and a little smoke up the skirt always feels good), but more importantly for us is the why we do it.

All the info on the real PTB’s can be found on the official the Pretender Lives site.

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Craig and Steve talking about the Pretender books on Slice of Sci Fi

Latest News from the Creators

Pretender Vault

We are revisiting our secret vault and sharing it all with you.   Starting this week, we will be sharing with all new and old fans of the Pretender, our fondest memories of each TV episode (for those who are just arriving, the Pretender ran on NBC and later on...

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The Vault

Starting this week, we will be sharing with all new and old fans of the Pretender, our fondest memories of each TV episode (for those who are just arriving, the Pretender ran on NBC and later on TNT, from 1996 to 2001 and we had the time of our lives) and we will...

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Media Wars

Who’s team will you be playing for? Good or evil? Jarod or the Centre?  Pick your side, follow Jarod or characters from the Centre, and voice your opinions on each article based on each team you’re playing for. If you are a Pretender fan and you end any...

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Latest News from the Creators

New Covers

New Covers   Due to some copyright hassles, the books have had their covers redesigned. Information on the books and where you can purchase them can be found at www.thepretenderlives.com Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Youtube

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Buy the books

The Pretender Vault and Creator’s Take

Visit the Vault

The Pretender Vault has finally been opened, revealing behind the scenes images never seen before.

Creator's Take

Visit the Pretender Episode Guide for the Creator’s behind the scenes take and stories about each episode.

Visit the Vault

The Pretender Vault has finally been opened, revealing behind the scenes images never seen before.

Creator's Take

Visit the Pretender Episode Guide for the Creator’s behind the scenes take and stories about each episode.

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